[Cdt-l] sam hughes number

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Tue Jan 25 12:04:19 CST 2011

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Keith and Mary
Trail Angels
Deming, NM

-----Original Message-----
From: Trekker4 <Trekker4 at aol.com>
To: aslive <aslive at sbcglobal.net>; cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 10:00 am
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Fw: Hi everyone, NM h2o, Pie Town

    As I recall, there are 5 bear-type boxes for h2o, food, whatever between Crazy Cook (or Antelope Wells) on the "official" route, all very close to road crossings; I drove my own h2o to all 5 of them last March, and all are unprotected in any way. 
    Sam Hughes in Hachita (can't find phone at moment-doesn't generally return calls, so catch him at home) will help you stash your water in 2-3 of them, perhaps more for extra $; they're on the CDT site, or the BLM site - I forget, but put them on my GPS; Sam also tries to keep a large cache bottle in 2-3 of them; and Sam will also shuttle you to Crazy Cook ($90 last year, gave him $100, as he also picked me up @ I-10 & NM-146, for no extra $, where hitching was extremely slow on a holiday).
    In Pie Town, it's the Pio-O-Neer Cafe, hands down, for pie; 2-3 pieces a day are recommended to restore your health. There's also the Daily Pie for when Pie-O-Neer is closed, or for breakfast. Also home to the Toaster House, a whole house in which Trail Angel Nita Larronde (575-772-2651) raised her 5 kids.
Happy Hiking Year to All,
Bob "Trekker" Brewer
Big Bend Desert Denizen, and...
Naturalized Citizen - Republic of Texas

"Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, 'See, if it wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.' " -- Harry Browne

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when its free." -- P J O'Rourke


In a message dated 1/21/2011 6:20:47 P.M. Central Standard Time, aslive at sbcglobal.net writes:

--- On Wed, 1/19/11, Amanda L Silvestri <aslive at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: Amanda L Silvestri <aslive at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Hi everyone
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 9:16 PM

Hi everyone
I just wondered over here from the PCT-L where I have been a section hiker for the past several years, with about 1/3 of the trail done.  I am retiring next month and plan to go for a much longer walk this summer.  I am starting to look over here at the CDT as my next major hike and saw that some folks start it about mid March.  So, I asked myself, "Why not get a good chunk of the CDT done this spring while waiting for the snows to milt in the Sierras?"  New Mexico is much flatter and should allow me to get in shape for some distance walking before I do northern California and beyond.  Then I can finish up the CDT next year from wherever I end up this year.  Sound nuts?  Well I have been so time restricted for years now that I am ready to just about do anything.  Besides I can't do the Sierras till mid June at the earliest, maybe latter.  We have had a lot of snow this year.  I am sure that Colorado did too.
So, all that is to say that although I have been out there for several years now, my knowledge as to the CDT is limited.  I have ordered a few books and such but am impatient to receive them.  My big and first question is, How do people get to the starting point?  Is there regular bus service from Albuquerque or do I need to change at Roswell or Los Cruces?  I know that I'm not leaving my car out there.
I have also seen something about water being put out every ten or so miles.  Hay, I love a Trail Angel.  When do they starting putting the water out there and can it be relayed upon or do I need to carry a ton of water with me?
Thanks for your feed back.  I look forward to getting to know you all.

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